Veterinary practice Inverurie unveils exciting £265,000 redesign to transform facilities


Donview Veterinary Center has also invested in new equipment to improve its service for poorly cared for animals at its practice in Blackhall Industrial Estate.

The firm will be able to increase the number of pets it can see after constructing two additional consulting rooms, bringing the number to five. They also added a third theater, where they perform operations and surgeries.

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Patient care has been improved, with new separate wards for dogs and cats, with state-of-the-art accommodation and improved intensive care and monitoring equipment. The expansion will allow the practice to extend its services to include physiotherapy, acupuncture, veterinary nurse clinics and more specialized services to treat a wider range of issues.

Donview Vets clinical directors Laurie Ferguson-Skea, right, and Katie James, left. Photo by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Other improvements include:

New dental room with x-ray An improved prep area, where they prep pets for surgery Renovated imaging room with upgraded x-ray machines, diagnostic ultrasound, video endoscopy and digital x-ray Separate instrument room for sterilization of surgical kits Large open plan office for team members A large conference room to host client parties and animal health educational events Temperature controlled clinical areas with air conditioning A large pharmacy for animals with a pharmacy controller ensuring the continuous supply of medical stock and to prepare pharmacy orders for breeders and horse owners

The £265,000 project is the biggest investment in the practice and has been made possible with funding from veterinary group VetPartners.

The overhaul comes as two senior vets come forward to become the practice’s clinical directors.

Laurie Ferguson-Skea and Katie James will lead the practice into a new era.

Laurie graduated from the Royal Dick Vet School in her native Edinburgh in 2009 and joined Donview Vets in 2011.

After studying in Glasgow for eight years, where she obtained a degree in veterinary biosciences and veterinary medicine and surgery, Katie returned to her native Aberdeenshire to start her professional life in a practice in Turriff. She joined Donview Vets in 2018.

Donview Vets is a multi-award winning practice, with its main practice in Inverurie and a branch office in Kintore. The expanded facilities will allow the practice to provide broader specialist services, including a higher level of surgery, as well as specialist visits to treat pets.

The practice’s team of 30 veterinarians, nurses, receptionists and administrative staff will also benefit from the renovated facilities. There will be two rest rooms for on-call vets working nights, a kitchen, a shower room, a relaxation area with lockers and a training room for team members to hone their skills and learning.

Laurie said: “The practice already had excellent facilities, but this investment will really improve what we do for clients and their pets. Customers will benefit from improved service as we have made improvements and have more consultation rooms. Our clinical facilities and equipment, including critical care equipment, were significantly upgraded prior to the completion of this work, and we will be able to offer additional specialist services. »

Katie added: “It will create a great environment for our team members. We want it to be a place where people really want to come to work and have the best equipment and technology available so they can provide great service to our customers and their pets.


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